refshateRaps wrote:Raptolicism wrote:refshateRaps wrote:
The cost of not exercising & socializing for our youth is a far larger health crises then any minimal outdoor spread of this specific virus.
The youth are not at risk of anything serious & the transmission is and was always very damn low.
I never said anything about "not exercising & socializing for our youth".
I simply pointed out that outdoor transmission is absolutely possible, and that basketball unfortunately is riskier than other sports in this scenario.
Also - while kids are not impacted as severely as adults - the variants have been more aggressive w young folk, and a lot of them still get very sick, and sometimes even worse. Plus, the kids bring it home to the fam.
The 'aggressive' term in describing variants impact on youth is quite the exaggerated scare tactic since a strain of any virus is always more 'aggressive' in nature in terms of spread and almost always less harmful as it mutates. All of these variants are still less harmful then the common flu to our youth according to CDC and on par with the influenza for those under 60 on the low end.
If someone was going to be in contact with someone at risk in their home then they should obviously be more careful, unfortunately. Otherwise the greater population needs to be able to socialize, exercise live and be healthy.
I agree that socializing is important. But you made a couple statements there which I am not sure that they are right:
I thought they say delta variant is equally or more harmful, while easier to transmit. Did I get that wrong?
Did CDC actually say the bolded statement somewhere? Do you have a link?